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Antique Victorian Aesthetic Movement "Stork and Sun" Locket in Sterling Silver, c1880

Antique Victorian Aesthetic Movement "Stork and Sun" Locket in Sterling Silver, c1880

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: Sterling Silver
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Description

A cool antique octagonal locket in Sterling Silver. The face depicts a stork, wading through marshland, beneath a branch with leaves and a stylised sun - all beautifully hand-chased. With clear London hallmarks dating to the year 1879, and complete with the original bail.

The Aesthetic Movement in England was directly inspired by the London International Exhibition of 1862, where a large collection of Japanese art and objects were shown to a wide audience. Artists and Craftspeople would incorporate Japanese themes - usually depicting birds, flowers, plant foliage, and other scenes from nature - into their work, often citing the pursuit of pure beauty or "Art for Art's sake" as their ultimate goal. It was literally all about the aesthetics.

MEASUREMENTS
6.8 x 3.3cm (including bail)

WEIGHT
28.0g

MARKS
English hallmarks for Sterling Silver, London 1879

CONDITION
Excellent, with light antique patina. One panel of glass inside is cracked

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A cool antique octagonal locket in Sterling Silver. The face depicts a stork, wading through marshland, beneath a branch with leaves and a stylised sun - all beautifully hand-chased. With clear London hallmarks dating to the year 1879, and complete with the original bail.

The Aesthetic Movement in England was directly inspired by the London International Exhibition of 1862, where a large collection of Japanese art and objects were shown to a wide audience. Artists and Craftspeople would incorporate Japanese themes - usually depicting birds, flowers, plant foliage, and other scenes from nature - into their work, often citing the pursuit of pure beauty or "Art for Art's sake" as their ultimate goal. It was literally all about the aesthetics.

MEASUREMENTS
6.8 x 3.3cm (including bail)

WEIGHT
28.0g

MARKS
English hallmarks for Sterling Silver, London 1879

CONDITION
Excellent, with light antique patina. One panel of glass inside is cracked

Free Next Day Shipping

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Please note that return shipping costs will not be reimbursed and we cannot accept the return of any items that have been altered or resized. All returns must be approved by Butter Lane Antiques.

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